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This is the grave of Russell Train. Born in 1920 in Jamestown, Rhode Island, Train grew up in Washington, D.C. His father was Admiral Charles Russell Train, who was usually gone on assignment. When Admiral Train was around, he was Hoover’s naval advisor and therefore his son grew up in the Washington Republican elite of […]

Burn Baby Burn!

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On December 16, 2019

Amazingly, impeachment isn’t even close to the most important story in the world right now. Each year, the United Nations holds a conference on climate change to try to nudge the biggest pollute

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As I’ve somehow became a national expert on the relationship between the labor and environmental movements, I often get asked to comment on stories like this one in the Albany Times-Union on a plan burn old tires to fuel a local cement plant. This seems like…not a real great idea. But, jobs. Labor unions and […]
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Today in the Sixth Extinction

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On December 8, 2019
The planet is dying and we pay absolutely no attention. The world’s oceans are struggling to breathe, rapidly running out of oxygen at an unprecedented rate. Climate change is dangerously exacerbating the issue, scientists warned in a new study.  The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released the largest report of its kind — […]
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The union movement is a tremendously diverse and complex thing. Anyone who says “unions” should do this and that doesn’t know what they are talking about, because these different worker organizations often have very little in common with each other, have different interests, vastly different racial and gender makeup, etc. And the union movement has […]
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